The Diagnostic and Counseling Center is unique in that we offer both assessment and treatment in the same facility. Whether you are looking for a diagnosis, or psychotherapy, our team is highly qualified to meet your needs.


Dr. Bahareh Talei received her Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) from Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Dr. Talei is a licensed psychologist and is co-founder of Diagnostic & Counseling Center (DCC). Her experience has primarily been in working with children and adolescents with various disabilities such as autism and difficulties with learning and attention. Throughout her career, Dr. Talei has been actively engaged in the assessment of a diverse population (e.g., pervasive developmental disorder, learning disorders, central nervous system damage) and training of other professionals. Her experience and interests also includes conducting individual and group psychotherapy with family members of children with developmental disabilities and other populations (e.g., depression, anxiety disorders, and infertility).



Cara Itule, MFT received her Masters degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. Holding over 20 years experience in child development, she specializes in generalized anxiety and mood disorders in children.

Moreover, she works with adults and adolescents. She is the co-founder of Diagnostic and Counseling Center and has proudly worked alongside Dr. Talei in diagnostic assessments for over 12 years. Her main areas of assessment are ADHD, Autism Spectrum, giftedness, and other learning disorders.


Robin Wolvek is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Robin worked with at risk teens in foster care with severe behavioral and emotional dysregulation in a group home setting for six years.

She then went into a master’s program and received clinical training in psychodynamic therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques while working with adults. Throughout her education and training, Robin has learned to incorporate tools from psychodynamic therapy, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness based therapies, culturally sensitive therapy, and Gestalt techniques to tailor treatment to each individual client and best meet their needs.